Celebrate Clean Commuting in Blacksburg May is Clean Commute Month with employers across the New River and Roanoke Valleys entering into a bit of friendly competition to see which workplace can log the most active commute trips.  We’re proud to announce that the Town of Blacksburg employees were the 2016 […]

Clean Commuting!

Ytoss Volunteer
Ytoss is the YMCA at Virginia Tech’s largest sustainability initiative. Each year, volunteers collect gently-used items during student move-out and make them available for sale during student move-in on Virginia Tech’s campus. Profits support the YMCA Student Programs. YToss is always looking for volunteers – especially from community members since student help […]

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So Happy Together
Montgomery County recycling bins will soon be evolving for the 21st century.  Instead of diligently separating recyclables into two “streams” — mixed paper (newspaper, junk mail, etc.) and commingled containers (bottles, cans, etc.) — recyclers whose materials go to the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (MRSWA) will be able to put these […]

What Is Single-Stream Recycling?

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A New Phone App That Informs Blacksburg Residents About Curbside Collection of Waste & Recyclables and When and Where Hazardous Materials Can Be Safely Discarded Last Fall, the Town of Blacksburg launched an app called My Waste for garbage, recycling, and special waste collection details for its curbside trash and recycling customers. With My Waste, Blacksburg residents can check […]


Javad makes some excellent points.  Do you have rain barrels or a rain garden?  Would you have them if you got a stormwater credit? http://www.roanoke.com/nrv/community/sunday-oped-blacksburg-setting-a-bad-precedent/article_f9ddd39b-203f-524b-83e4-9447b51c02c1.html

SB’s Year of Water: Some Well-Stated Concerns From a Local ...

The Volvo truck assembly plant in Dublin has announced it is now carbon neutral with its electricity coming from landfill-produced methane.
Volvo Truck Plant Now Carbon Neutral As part of a green initiative, the Dublin plant is now powered by methane gas from 13 landfills in the region. The following is from the Roanoke Times NEW RIVER VALLEY section, Thursday, 04 December 2014, and begins like this — ” Volvo’s New River […]